Summary: Have had this controller for at least 16 years maybe longer. It has always plugged in and worked. Have used it for flight sims and mech warriors and anything else a long term gamer can use it for and have had NO trouble with it at all. I must be a lucky one per other reviews but that's the facts. I do use windows 7 and the profiler works just fine. the only reason I do not give them the five stars is the poor software that you need to search for and download.